Enrollment for 2016-2019 open from 19/9 to 23/9

2016-2019 enrollment procedures

Please notice that all candidates admitted to the PhD courses have to enrol imperatively from 19 to 23 September 2016.


Instruction for the enrollment (foreing students) – Istruzioni per l’immatricolazione (italian students)



The results of the current selection have been published.

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More details  are available at the bottom of the page:



2016 Selection – deadline on July 6th

The closing date of the selection for the 32th PhD cycle  (2016-2019) has been set: applications due by July 6, 2016 at 13h00.

Interviews will take place in July (foreign applicants can be interviewed via audioconference, by request).  More details are available here.

Potential candidates are invited to contact the secretary to get  help with the web procedure for applications, which has now been activated (see this link ), in order to prepare their application well in advance.  See also our Poster here.

16 PhD positions are available this year.

PostDoc Opening

Project Description: The position is founded via Volkswagen Foundation – Lichtenberg Project “Extreme ultraviolet probing of energy-conversion in photoexcited states”. Our new project investigates molecular dynamics with photoelectron spectroscopy using short wavelength sources based on high harmonic generation. In addition, the postdoctoral scholar will be embedded in the ongoing collaborations of our group at Free Electron Lasers like Stanford’s Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).


Borsa di studio per la Fisica 2016 Edison in memoria di Francesco Somaini

Con lo scopo di premiare e incoraggiare gli studi di Fisica in Italia, la Fondazione “Alessandro Volta” e Edison S.p.A. indicono il Concorso come segue:
La “Borsa Edison” di 10.000,00 euro, al lordo delle ritenute di legge, offerta da Edison S.p.A. verrà assegnata per concorso a quello che, tra i concorrenti, la Commissione Giudicatrice riterrà in senso assoluto il più meritevole, sia per titoli, preparazione scientifica, lavori già svolti e risultati già conseguiti, sia anche per il vantaggio che gli studi, per i quali e richiesta la Borsa, possono portare allo sviluppo della Fisica in Italia.

Bruno Rossi Prize to Laura Collica, alumnus of our PhD School

Laura Collica

The second INFN National Scientific Committee awarded the Bruno Rossi Prize to Laura Collica for her PhD Thesis in Astroparticle Physics. The Thesis entitled “Mass Composition Studies of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays through the Measurement of the Muon Production Depths at the Pierre Auger Observatory” was obtained during a cotutelage between the University of Milan and the University of Paris Diderot under the supervision of Prof. Lino Miramonti and Dr. Antoine Letessier-Selvon. The thesis work has consisted in the study of the composition of cosmic rays of ultra high energy through the analysis of data from surface detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. It is of fundamental importance studying the nature of cosmic rays for both the astrophysics and the particle physics, since it allows to discriminate between the various scenarios of origin and propagation of cosmic rays and explore the hadronic interactions at energies currently inaccessible to accelerators.

The award ceremony will take place on April 5th at the INFN President Offices in Rome, where Laura will present her thesis work.

XIII Seminar on Software for Nuclear, Subnuclear and Applied Physics

The “XIII Seminar on Software for Nuclear, Subnuclear and Applied Physics” is organized by INFN and Consorzio Cometa.
It will be held at Porto Conte Hotel (Sardinia, Italy) occur from 5 to 10 June 2016, in Alghero (Italy, SS).

The Seminar aimed at PhD students and researchers, interested on software and its applications.
The school is organized in didactic units, lectures and practical sessions on the recent software developed in fundamental physics as well as in applied physics. Moreover, within the seminar an official beginner course on the Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit is organized, strictly linked with a shorter hands-on course on GPU parallel programming, featuring lessons and practical exercises given by official Geant4 developers.
A limited number of grants are available to cover fee and accommodation expenses.

Registration is opened and the deadline for the submission of grant requests is March, the 31st, at the page: https://agenda.infn.it/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=10583
In addition, for interested people, a test examination will be performed at the end of the school and a written certificate with grade will be issued.
At the following link, the Seminar poster is reported. https://agenda.infn.it/conferenceDisplay.py/getPic?picId=2&confId=10583
The Facebook page at the following link, is reported: https://www.facebook.com/SoftwareandGeant4School/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

SIF prize awarded to Miriam Lafiandra

ROMA, 21-25 September 2015 – Miriam Lafiandra presentation “Interaction of clinical proton or photon beams with a chemical radio-sensitizing agent in human glioblastoma cells cultured in vitro” at the 101° SIF (Italian Physics Society) national congress has been awarded as the best presentation in Section V (Biophysics and Medical Physics).

foto Lafiandra

Miriam has already completed the 2nd PhD year in Physics at our School supported by an INFN PhD Fellowship. Her research activity is in the field of Radiation Biology and is a part of the INFN experiment RDH-IRPT. Aim of her activity is the study of combined therapies (hadrons, Protons and Carbon ions, and chemotherapy drugs) in human cancer cells cultured in vitro.

SIF prize awarded to Andrea Merli

12 November 2015 – Andrea Merli was awarded the prize for the first best presentation in Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics at 101st “Congresso Nazionale della Societa’ Italiana di Fisica” in Rome. He presented the results for the search of the asymmetry between heavy baryons and anti-baryons decays in the LHCb experiment, in particular for Lambdab and Xib baryons with bottom quark content. The asymmetry he is looking for would represent the first evidence of CP (charge parity) violation in the baryon sector, another step towards the understanding of the baryon asymmetry of the universe. His work reached the best sensitivity to CP violation in heavy baryon decays to date and will be published on a special issue of Nuovo Cimento.

foto Merli

Andrea just started his PhD studies at our School supported by an INFN PhD fellowship. He is a member of the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, set up to explore what happened after the Big Bang that allowed matter to survive and build the universe we inhabit today. He carries on his activity within the LHCb Milano group that is involved in data analysis and also in the construction of the Upstream Tracker for the LHCb upgrade, a silicon tracking detector positioned upstream of the dipole magnet.